Scripps National Spelling Bee

Bayside deli holds knaidel contest in honor of spelling champ
Bayside deli holds knaidel contest in honor of spelling champ
Northeast Melissa Chan 6/12/2013 at 2:46PM

Spelling whizzes or news junkies could land themselves a free matzo ball. Ben’s Kosher Deli of Bayside is offering a free knaidel to any customer who buys a quart of chicken soup and can spell the word that sealed a local teen’s recent victory at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Correctly spelling knaidel — a [...]

Spelling champ Arvind Mahankali talks win, first taste of knaidel
Spelling champ Arvind Mahankali talks win, first taste of knaidel
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 6/05/2013 at 10:01AM

Victory is as savory as a k-n-a-i-d-e-l. Teen whiz Arvind Mahankali tried his first Matzo ball after correctly spelling the above synonym for the dish to win this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee. “It was actually very good,” said the 13-year-old from Bayside. “It tasted excellent.” Arvind, who swallowed the whole bowl, has been eating [...]

Queens eighth grader Arvind Mahankali wins Scripps National Spelling Bee
Queens eighth grader Arvind Mahankali wins Scripps National Spelling Bee
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 5/31/2013 at 10:56AM

Arvind Mahankali finished his last year at the Scripps National Spelling Bee with a bang. After two years of placing third at the annual competition, the 13-year-old took first place last night after correctly spelling the word “knaidel,” meaning dumpling. Mahankali is an eighth grade student from Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School 74 in Bayside. According [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 5/31/2013 at 7:55AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 91. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 72. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: GLANK Audiences of all ages have the unique opportunity to hear [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/21/2012 at 7:47AM

Heat Advisory To Remain In Effect For Thursday As a heat advisory remains in effect for Thursday, Con Edison is urging customers to conserve energy. The utility reduced voltage in dozens of neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn as a precaution to protect equipment and maintain service while crews fix electrical problems. Read more: [NY1] Campaign [...]

Queens whiz Arvind Mahankali places third at Scripps National Spelling Bee for 2nd straight year
Queens whiz Arvind Mahankali places third at Scripps National Spelling Bee for 2nd straight year
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 6/01/2012 at 9:58AM

Queens whiz Arvind Mahankali will never forget how to spell “schwannoma.” For the second straight year, Mahankali placed third at the Scripps National Spelling Bee after misspelling the word s-c-h-v-o-n-o-m-a and hearing the dreaded ding of elimination. Mahankali came in ninth in 2010. For his spellbinding run, Mahankali won $7,500. The 12-year-old wordsmith advanced to the national [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 5/31/2012 at 6:10AM

Supersize Smack No more super-sized Cokes. Forget about 64-ounce stomach-busting sodas at KFC. Even 20-ounce Snapples are on Mayor Bloomberg’s latest health-conscious hit list. In a dramatic move to reduce obesity, the city is going to become the first in the nation to impose a 16-ounce limit on the size of sweetened beverages sold in [...]